today’s main focus was back BUT - the booty gain train never stops! and I, surprisingly, love these ab workouts bc I am ALWAYS sore afterwards. And why is being sore a welcomed feeling? BECAUSE IT MEANS YOU PUT IN SOME WERK! 😈😋 .
in other news : I took some time off the gym for a while (approx a month, maybe longer) because of personal situations that required a lot of my attention and energy. I poured myself into those situations and truly just didn’t have much energy left for anything else.
I believe that taking breaks from gym every now & then is acceptable - I wouldn’t recommend longer than like 2 weeks though - the longer you’re out, the harder it is to get back into it.
I know for me, personally, I lost a LOT of strength in my time away & it really kind of pissed me off when I finally came back and couldn’t lift as much as I was used to 😒.
during my break from the gym, I was emotionally eating and was drinking a fair amount. [ as a bartender, alcohol is just part of my lifestyle - a blessing & a curse ] 😣. I was lazier than I believe I’ve ever been in my life & had no drive, no motivation. I hated who I’d become in those few weeks.
nevertheless, I mustered up the energy to go one day, pushed through a tough workout, and then remembered why I fell in love with this hobby in the first place! Lifting weights gives me energy, makes me feel good, it challenges me, and most of all - is my FAVORITE stress-reliever...
Oh! And I can eat more food if I’m burning more calories so, naturally, a fat girl @ heart LOVES that benefit!!! 😜.
anywho, I digress.... stay active - challenge yourself - take appropriate time off - remember : you can do anything you put your mind to !!.
p.s. this was the first time facing box jumps again since 2 weeks ago when I almost broke my shin in half from a bad fall on my last attempt @ box jumps. clearly, you can sense my hesitation on these.. I’M STILL SCWARED !! 😭😰.
I'm so glad I'm not working anymore since I've been waking up so many times at night now🤭 9 more weeks to go untill I meet my little boy💙( or sooner😱) I've been CRAVING for sweet desserts starting last week, keep wanting more everyday🍫🍰 However, still feeling good having my boy in the tummy!
⬆️ This! Thanks to all of you. Those who stayed, those I love, those who left and those I once loved. Be proud of yourselves because you've made me the awesomeness I am today.
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I believe that everything happens for a reason and that we don’t meet people by accident. To those who have come into my life and made it a better place, thank you 🙏 To those who walked out and made my life incredible, thank you and all the best to you 👊 @brilliant.liu